Linear Algebra

Environmental and Biological Engineering
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
To provide knowledge of Matrix Algebra, placing special emphasis on the discussion and resolution of linear equation systems, Vector Spaces, Determinants, Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues, which are areas of clear interest to Engineering.

Program
1. Matrices and linear equation systems;
2. Vector spaces;
3. Determinants;
4. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors of square matrices.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment: two written tests.
Exam assessment: one written exam comprising all taught topics.

Bibliography
- T. Magalhães, L. (1989). Álgebra Linear como Introdução à Matemática Aplicada. Lisboa: Texto Editora
- Nicholson, W. (1995). Linear Algebra with Applications. Boston: PWS Publishing Company
- Smith, P. e Giraldes, E. (1995). Curso de Àlgebra Linear e Geometria Analítica. Lisboa: McGraw-Hill
- Dias Agudo, F. (1978). Introdução à Álgebra Linear e Geometria Analítica. Lisboa: Escolar Editora

Method of interaction
Lectures and theoretical-practical classes involving presentation and illustration of subject matter.

Software used in class